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  • The Engravings of Eric Ravilious by [RAVILIOUS] Jeremy Greenwood & John Craig (Introduction)
    [RAVILIOUS] Jeremy Greenwood & John Craig (Introduction)
    The Engravings of Eric Ravilious

    Woodbridge The Wood Lea Press 2008

    288pp. Quarto. Cloth. Silver spine lettering. Very good in original slipcase. A comprehensive catalogue illustrated with 443 examples of Ravilious' engravings, all reproduced to full size. The Illustrations are both in colour and black and white, and includes wood engravings for books and dust-jackets, borders, advertising and commercial work as well as patterned papers. Limited to 800 copies. From the collection of Colin Amery.

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  • (THE INDEPENDENT GROUP) ROBBINS, David. (editor)
    The Independent Group: Postwar Britain and the Aesthetics of Plenty

    Cambridge, MA and London, England The MIT Press 1990

    256pp colour + b/w illus. Long 4to yellow cloth with pictorial dust wrapper. Small library stamp on half title for the University of Technology, Sydney. A very good copy. Published to accompany the exhibition of the same title. A comprehensive study of the Independent Group, with essays by Theo Crosby, A+ P Smithson and Diane Kirkpatrick. As well as critical writings from Lawrence Alloway, Reyner Banham, Eduardo Paolozzi, et al.

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  • The Metalization of a Dream by POLOZZI, Eduardo
    POLOZZI, Eduardo
    The Metalization of a Dream with a commentary by Lawrence Alloway.

    London Lion and Unicorn Press 1963

    no 205 of approximately 400 copies. 64pp + monochrome and colour reproductions Cloth spine with silver lettered titles, embossed boards with devices and with Paolozzi designs in silver across on upper and lower boards. Decorated end papers. Originally issued with clear acetate wrapper not present in this copy. The Metallization of a Dream is the title of a collaborative project between the critic Lawrence Alloway and the artist Eduardo Paolozzi, which resulted in the publication of this limited edition. The book was designed by John Munday in collaboration with the artist.

    Stock ID: 21026
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  • SALAMAN, Michael. C.,
    The Modern Colour Print of Original Design

    London Bromhead Cutts & Co Ltd Fine Art Publishers. 1920

    20pp. Cloth spine, boards. Paste down title label on upper board. Loosely inserted advert on a card for another book. Worn a edges else good. A short guide to turning an original design into a finished print in colour, focusing on woodblock but with some discussion of other techniques such as lithograph and intaglio. Printed by O. Anacker.

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  • The Modern Woodcut by FURST, Herbert.
    FURST, Herbert.
    The Modern Woodcut A Study of the evolution of the craft ..... With a chapter on xylography by W. Thomas Smith. With over 200 illustrations in black and white, sixteen plates in colour.

    London, John Lane, The Bodley Head Ltd., 1924

    xviii, 271 pp. 4to. Cream cloth with vignette on upper board and black lettered titles. Good copy with slightly worn dust wrapper, this frayed a little at the head of the spine. Key reference text on the woodcut.

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  • (CH) HALL Charles
    The Picture: a nosegay for amateurs, painters, picture-dealers, picture-cleaners, liners, repairers, and all the craft ; being the autobiography of A Holy family, by Raphael, faithfully written from actual dictation of the picture itself

    London printed for the author and sold by Hatchard & Son 1837

    iv, 78 p. ; 8vo. Quarter green morocco, cloth covered boards. Slightly worn at edges. Red spine label, repaired at head of spine.. Title page a little foxed else good copy. With signature of Hesketh Hubbard and dated August 1941 on front end paper. A charming book, taking the perspective of Raphael's 'A Holy Family' and sketching a 'biography' of its movements from artist's studio to its various, subsequent homes. A novel and light-hearted attempt to look awry at the reception and circulation of art through the history of this particular masterpiece. Scarce.

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  • The Picture Book of Flying by DOBIAS, Frank.
    DOBIAS, Frank.
    The Picture Book of Flying

    New York The Macmillan Co., 1928

    64pp, illustrated with strident colour illustrations throughout including many full page ones. Decorated cloth and end papers. Good copy with rather worn and frayed dust wrapper although this is complete. One of a series of Macmillan Picture Books on transport and related subjects aimed at children. Good on the early days of aviation. Art deco styled dust wrapper. and design on the cloth covered boards.

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  • The Poet Assassinated by Signed by Jim Dine on title page [DINE, Jim] APOLLINAIRE, Guillaume.
    Signed by Jim Dine on title page [DINE, Jim] APOLLINAIRE, Guillaume.
    The Poet Assassinated

    New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1968

    First edition. 128pp illustrated. 4to. Very good condition; clean and crisp; inscribed on title page and with very good dust wrapper in protective glassine wrapper. Translation by Rod Padgett.

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  • RUSKIN, John.
    The Political Economy of Art Being the substance (with additions) of two lectures delivered at Manchester, July 10th and 13th, 1857

    London Smith, Elder and Co. 1857

    First edition. 248pp, publishers ads on end papers. Original 8vo printed boards, spine repaired. Published as part of the publisher's 'New Cheap Series'. Bookplate of Arthur Digby Besant, 1914 and Gavin Stamp, 1978. Arthur Digby Besant was the son of Annie Besant and joined the Theosophical Society in 1893. Architectural bookplate on paste down opposite that of Gavin's. There is also a signature on the printed end paper of F Besant dated 1865.

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  • [SATURDAY BOOK] RUSSELL, Leonard. [Editor to 1952] HADFIELD, John. [Editor thereafter]
    The Saturday Book 3-34 + supplementary volume

    london Hutchinson 1941-1975 and 1981 "Best of Saturday Book" edition.

    Number 1 and 2 missing from this otherwise complete run. The many writers who contributed to the series included H. E. Bates, John Betjeman, Graham Greene, Laurie Lee, Philip Larkin, John Masefield, H. J. Massingham, George Orwell, J. B. Priestley, L. T. C. Rolt, Siegfried Sassoon, Evelyn Waugh and P. G. Wodehouse. The Saturday Book provided literary and artistic compendium about life in Britain during the Second World War and then the following decades. Illustrators included Noel Carrington, Laurence Scarfe, Agnes Millelr Parker and photographers regularly appearing include Bill Brandt, Edwin Smith an E. .O Hoppé amongst others. Nice set with dust wrappers and boxes where appropriate. All dust…

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    london Hutchinson 1941-1975 and 1981 "Best of Saturday Book" edition.

    Number 1 and 2 missing from this otherwise complete run. The many writers who contributed to the series included H. E. Bates, John Betjeman, Graham Greene, Laurie Lee, Philip Larkin, John Masefield, H. J. Massingham, George Orwell, J. B. Priestley, L. T. C. Rolt, Siegfried Sassoon, Evelyn Waugh and P. G. Wodehouse. The Saturday Book provided literary and artistic compendium about life in Britain during the Second World War and then the following decades. Illustrators included Noel Carrington, Laurence Scarfe, Agnes Millelr Parker and photographers regularly appearing include Bill Brandt, Edwin Smith an E. .O Hoppé amongst others. Nice set with dust wrappers and boxes where appropriate. All dust wrappers are slightly worn. Ex libris Gavin Stamp with his bookplate.

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  • The Soloman R Guggenheim Museum by [GUGGENHEIM GUIDE BOOK] SWEENEY James J. [Introuction]
    [GUGGENHEIM GUIDE BOOK] SWEENEY James J. [Introuction]
    The Soloman R Guggenheim Museum

    New York Published by the Museum nd c1959

    Unpaginated. Introduction c4pp translated into German & French as well as in English b.w plates. Paper wrappers. Small 8vo. Pen note by previous owner who was Cordelia Oliver, who was an Art Critic at the Guardian and Glasgow Herald before going to work at the New York Times in the 1980s. The few annotations are reputedly hers.

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  • The Stowe Catalogue, Priced and Annotated: by STOWE: FORSTER, Henry Rumsey.
    STOWE: FORSTER, Henry Rumsey.
    The Stowe Catalogue, Priced and Annotated:

    London, David Bogue 1848

    Frontispiece shows reproduction of Rembrandt painting, with tissue guard, title page, + list of subscribers + xxxiiip introduction, illustrated with steel engravings, 310pp documenting the sale including some illustrations of objects in the sale. Includes historical notes on Stowe with engravings. 22 pages of advertisements at rear including one for 1849 24 day sale of the library at Stowe by Sotheby's 4to. Half calf, green, blind stamped cloth, Rebacked to make a good copy with original spine lettering preserved. Bookplate of J Sulley, Nottingham. [ Possibly Joseph Sulley, Nottingham Jeweller an father of architect Henry Sulley] The bankruptcy of Richard Grenville, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos led to this famous Stowe sale of paintings,…

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    London, David Bogue 1848

    Frontispiece shows reproduction of Rembrandt painting, with tissue guard, title page, + list of subscribers + xxxiiip introduction, illustrated with steel engravings, 310pp documenting the sale including some illustrations of objects in the sale. Includes historical notes on Stowe with engravings. 22 pages of advertisements at rear including one for 1849 24 day sale of the library at Stowe by Sotheby's 4to. Half calf, green, blind stamped cloth, Rebacked to make a good copy with original spine lettering preserved. Bookplate of J Sulley, Nottingham. [ Possibly Joseph Sulley, Nottingham Jeweller an father of architect Henry Sulley] The bankruptcy of Richard Grenville, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos led to this famous Stowe sale of paintings, sculpture and other works of art in 1848.

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  • [SUNDOUR]
    The Sundour Diary and Notebook

    Morton Sundour Fabrics Limited 1958

    Bound in Sundour bookcloth. Long 16mo Red lettering. Decorated end papers, blue paper. Unlike the earlier versions of the diary and notebook, the extra illustrations are confined to the front and rear end papers. Artist for these not attributed. Nice item.

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  • The Turner Prize Song Art or Arse? You be the judge by THE STUCKISTS - CHILDISH. Billy, Words and Music by.
    THE STUCKISTS - CHILDISH. Billy, Words and Music by.
    The Turner Prize Song Art or Arse? You be the judge

    Promoted by Joe Crompton 2000

    Limited edition CD. Includes the title song, The Turner Prize Song Art or Arse? - You Be the Judge with Tracey Emin's voice at the beginning, and another song, Anachronism in the UK, both written and sung by Billy Childish with Wolf Howard, plus The Turner Prize Manifesto, read by Charles Thomson. In original plastic box with cover picture of "The Tat Gallery". Produced in 2000 in association with a rival exhibition, The Real Turner Prize Show, which denounced the Turner prize, one of the most prestigious in the world, as "an ongoing national joke". The serious point of the Stuckists was that the traditional skills of painting and sculpture were rubbished by what…

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    Promoted by Joe Crompton 2000

    Limited edition CD. Includes the title song, The Turner Prize Song Art or Arse? - You Be the Judge with Tracey Emin's voice at the beginning, and another song, Anachronism in the UK, both written and sung by Billy Childish with Wolf Howard, plus The Turner Prize Manifesto, read by Charles Thomson. In original plastic box with cover picture of "The Tat Gallery". Produced in 2000 in association with a rival exhibition, The Real Turner Prize Show, which denounced the Turner prize, one of the most prestigious in the world, as "an ongoing national joke". The serious point of the Stuckists was that the traditional skills of painting and sculpture were rubbished by what they called "the Serota brigade" after Sir Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate.

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    Stock ID: 18239
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  • NOEL, Roden. Illustrated by PITTS, J. Martin.
    The Waternymph and the Boy

    Llandogo, Near Monmouth Old Stile Press 1997

    Limited edition no 149 of 225 copies. Signed by Martin Pitts. Unpaginated. Poem by Noel 9 1834-1894 interpreted through images by Pitts. Martin Pitts' name has been associated with The Old Stile Press since the very beginning. He made linocuts for the first book made by the Press and then, a succession of further projects with his images. Roden Noel lived from 1834 to 1894. In this poem he mixes elements of the story of Salmacis & Hermaphroditus from Ovid's Metamorphoses with memories of moods, settings and atmospheres from his Irish childhood, combining, as John Addington Symonds wrote, "full sensuous feeling for the material world with an ever-present sense of the spirit…

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    Llandogo, Near Monmouth Old Stile Press 1997

    Limited edition no 149 of 225 copies. Signed by Martin Pitts. Unpaginated. Poem by Noel 9 1834-1894 interpreted through images by Pitts. Martin Pitts' name has been associated with The Old Stile Press since the very beginning. He made linocuts for the first book made by the Press and then, a succession of further projects with his images. Roden Noel lived from 1834 to 1894. In this poem he mixes elements of the story of Salmacis & Hermaphroditus from Ovid's Metamorphoses with memories of moods, settings and atmospheres from his Irish childhood, combining, as John Addington Symonds wrote, "full sensuous feeling for the material world with an ever-present sense of the spirit informing it and bringing all its products into vital harmony." Pitts' images here are printed in dark honey-coloured ink highlighted with white ink on a light honey coloured Ingres paper giving the whole book construction an ephemeral feel. Printed cloth covered flimsy boards with gilt lettered spine, blue end papers and ribbon ties. From the collection of Bruce Wannell with his bookplate which was specially made by Mark Hearld in York. Very good copy.

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  • The Way of the Cross. An Interpretation by Frank Brangwyn, R.A. with a Commentary by Gilbert Keith Chesterton. by CHESTERTON, G. K.
    CHESTERTON, G. K.
    The Way of the Cross. An Interpretation by Frank Brangwyn, R.A. with a Commentary by Gilbert Keith Chesterton.

    London Hodder and Stoughton no date [1935]

    23 pages of text commentary by Chesterton followed by 14 plates by Brangwyn, (12 May 1867 – 11 June 1956) each preceded by a leaf stating the title of the etching. Quarto, black boards with white lettered title to upper board and on spine Cloth rubbed at head and base of spine and on corners. Internally good. Fourteen stations of the cross are illustrated.

    Stock ID: 21305
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  • The Works of Alison Britton by [BRITTON]
    [BRITTON]
    The Works of Alison Britton

    London Crafts Council 1980

    36pp with text pages illustrated in b.w and on brown paper. Ceramic illustrated with colour plates. Paper wrappers. Introductory text by John Houston. Also includes biographical details of the artist.

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  • [MONVEL] WIDOR, Charles M.
    Vieilles Chansons et Rondes Pour Les Petits Enfants

    Paris Librairie Plon 1927

    Decorated cloth binding, overprinted with titles on upper boards and gilt embossed flower. 47pp, beautifully illustrated with vignettes by Monvel. Oblong 4to. "1934 dedication on a pasted down label - all good wishes for the boy from Mrs Charles Richard Williams Christmas 1934". Binding a little shaky else good copy. Text of songs in French. Some with accompaniment music also written out.

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  • (RITCHIE 1919-1997)
    Walter Ritche Sculpture in Brick and other Materials Book designed and published by the author,

    Distributed by Peter Dix Leamington Spa 1978

    112pp including high quality b/w plates of his work. 4to. White decorated and lettered wrappers. Scuff on upper wrapper has removed the work "in" from the title else a good copy. Loosely inserted Christmas card designed and signed by Ritchie. Last apprentice to Eric Gill, he became well known in his own right as a sculptor in many media but mainly in brick with which he was fascinated as a material. He spent his whole life in the Midlands, living in Kenilworth. The book catalogues his early public and private commissions. Uncommon.

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